Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Penang Island
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Explore the topographic and biological variety of Malaysia at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), 2,562 hectares (6,330 acres) of protected landscape and wildlife. Head down to the beach to meet the crab-eating macaques living there, and pay a visit to the turtle breeding beach nearby. Spot stork-billed kingfishers around the wetlands, and discover the many species living in the mangroves: with six different types of habitat here, the diversity of animal and plant life is extensive. Once you've seen it from the ground, head up to the canopy walkway to gain a different perspective on the park's abundance. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) by using our Balik Pulau itinerary maker.
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  • We wanted to visit the Park in November and visit the monkey beach across the jungle. We (two) tourism centers asked if the Park is open, or the trail to monkey beach. Of course, everything is open. With the bus rauf(RM2,70) last stop at the Hard Rock hotel because then came down the street. No problem there go boats. For the boat (RM 10/PERSON/TRIP, return RM 50, it sit then no longer so many people in the boat) for 2 min ride, even though the bus for the whole duration of 1/5 less cost? Well... Then the next 3 km walk to the entrance of the Park. There is one confronted boating with the because the Park has closed? All trails closed for 2 weeks? And no one knows that in the tourism offices? You can rent a boat to monkey beach RM cost 40/PERSON/TRIP. It's not about us the money but it's just a cheek of zumals also, the guys who drive the 1st boot to work for the National Park, and this also we asked again whether the trail to monkey beach is open. The answer was obviously Yes. All-in-one a lost day.
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  • Untuk masuk ke kawasan Taman Negara Pulau Pinang, tiada sebarang bayaran yang dikenakan. Pengunjung hanya perlu mendaftarkan diri di kaunter yang disediakan Jabatan Perhilitan. Selalunya yang kena daf...  more »
  • If you're a hiking or outdoor enthusiast, this national park in the NW corner of Penang island, in Teluk Bahang, is excellent. Teluk means cape in Malay. To get to the Penang National Park, take the g...  more »
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  • A nice break from George Town's hustle and bustle. You can take a bus or rent a motobike and take an easy ride up the coastal road to Teluk Bahang. At the edge of town, the entrance to the park is there. There are trails that you can hike that will occupy you for at least half a day. Hike through the jungle and come out to pristine beaches. There is a turtle sanctuary in the park too. If you take the path I took, it will bring you out to a huge cemetery. There are places that you can camp out in for as many days you have on your visa.
  • Note: the canopy walk is still closed at this time (going on 2 years). Put on your trekking shoes and don a daypack. There are some pretty good trails and loops for an afternoon or half day hike. Don't expect to find monkeys on the beach just because of the name; they're wild animals after all. Likewise, expect to stumble upon tree roots and rocks at some stages in your hike. If you want to fork over 40 ringgit, there are water taxis to take you back to the park entrance from Pantai Kerachut and other beaches. Don't forget to sign in to enter the park.
  • A good break from the city scene. Check with the office before you start especially during rainy season as walking tracks may not be safe. A few stalls offering boat rides to the various beaches. There's parking at the right of the park entrance - RM3. Limited spots with shelter. Turtle sanctuary is small with some cute baby turtles and 2 adults- interesting if you haven't seen them before.
  • We had a great hike through the forest. We walked to the Turtle Sanctuary about 1 and 1/2 away. We then got a guy to give us a boat ride back. They try to go with a standard fee of 80 ringgit for the boat back from the turtle beach but they are open to negotiation.
  • Paths could use some maintaining and overpriced boat charters should be cracked down on